Hotels Under Construction or Announced for Wake County, N.C.


Contact: Dennis Edwards, President and CEO
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
919.834.5900
Updated March 2018
 

Under Construction | Projects in Final Planning | Proposed Projects | Past Hotel Openings


Under Construction

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Cary
This 108-room extended stay hotel is located at 555 Crossroads Blvd. in Crossroads Corporate Park. This is a development of Parks Hospitality Group. Additional amenities will include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and patio, fitness facilities and business center.
Status: Construction underway with an expected opening April 2018.

Re|visn by welcome
Raleigh
This extended stay hotel is located at 615 N. Boylan Ave. in the Glenwood South downtown Raleigh district. Additional amenities will include a rooftop patio, 24-hour concierge service, television and Internet in every room. This hotel will also be utilizing solar panels to convert sunlight for their electricity.
Status: Construction underway with an expected opening late spring 2018.

Home2 Suites RTP
Morrisville
This 100-room hotel, located at 1020 Lower Shiloh Way, is a development project of RevPar Management. AP Architecture of Charlotte is the designer for the hotel project.
Status: Construction underway with an expected opening May 2018.

Tru by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport
Morrisville
This is a 106-room, four-story Tru by Hilton hotel property. This hotel will include a four-zone lobby with work spaces, a 24/7 market and a modern fitness center. This project is a development of Parks Hospitality Group. The hotel will be located at 350 Airgate Dr.
Status: Construction is underway with an expected opening May 2018.

Guest House Raleigh
Raleigh
This eight-room boutique hotel is set to be located at the 400 block of S. Bloodworth St. This is the original Gorham House, moved from the 100 block of E. Lenoir St.
Status: The projected opening is summer 2018.

Holiday Inn Express Brier Creek
Raleigh
This four-story, 112-room hotel is planned for 10450 Little Brier Creek Ln. This is a project of Palmetto Design Associates. The developer of the hotel is Harry Singh of Eastern Properties of NC, Inc. Site work began on this 68,088-square-foot project March 2017.
Status: Construction underway with an expected opening Oct. 2018.

Courtyard Raleigh Northwest
Cary
This 105-room hotel is planned for O’Kelly Chapel Rd. and Parkside Green St. There will be 4,500 square feet of meeting space. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality Group, Inc.
Status: Construction underway with an expected opening winter 2018.

 

Projects in Final Planning

AC Hotel by Marriott
Raleigh
This 121-room, five-story hotel is planned for Hillsborough St. and Glenwood Ave. in the Glenwood South downtown Raleigh district as part of The Willard development. This is a project of 21 Glenwood Partners and Summit Hospitality.
Status: Plans have been submitted to the City of Raleigh and construction is set to begin 15 months after approval.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Raleigh
This 184-room 12-story hotel project will be located at 431 S. McDowell St. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality of Raleigh. This hotel would include a street-level bar and café, an elevated lobby and a pool area above structured parking. There will also be 600 square feet of meeting space. This space is currently a single-story building leased to Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Status: Winwood Hospitality expects to break ground in fall 2018 with a potential opening in winter 2020.

Courtyard and Springhill Suites Raleigh Cary Weston Parkway
Cary
This duo hotel project is planned for N. Harrison Ave. and Weston Pkwy. The Courtyard would be a 121-room hotel while the Springhill Suites would be a 109-room hotel. These hotels would share a lot and lobby as a joint project under The Daly Seven.
Status: The Daly Seven is still in the zoning process with the town council. Potential opening with approval is projected for spring 2019.

Element Raleigh Downtown
Raleigh
This hotel is set to be located at 603 S. Wilmington St. This is a project of Starwood Hotels with Element by Westin. This property is currently the site of the headquarters office of the General Baptist State Convention, who have agreed to sell the property to a representative of Narsi Properties of Huntersville, N.C.
Status: The projected opening is 2020.

Element RDU Airport Research Triangle Area
Morrisville
This Morrisville hotel is set on a 20-acre property at 804 Airport Blvd. near the intersection with Perimeter Park Dr. Eco-conscious element branded hotels contribute to sustainability through paper recycling bins in each room, recycled materials in carpets and low VOC interior paints. This property is owned by OHM Hotels as of Feb. 2016.
Status: Element by Westin has a projected opening date of June 2018.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Garner
Garner
This 85-room hotel is planned for U.S. Hwy. 70 and McCormick St. This is a project of Garner Hotel L.L.C.
Status: The projected opening is Aug. 2018.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Wake Forest
Wake Forest
This 90-room hotel is planned for U.S. Hwy. 98 and Retail Dr. This is a project of Eastern Hospitality Management.
Status: The projected opening is Aug. 2018.

Hampton Inn & Suites Cary
Cary
This 107-room hotel is planned for 1000 Winstead Dr. This is a project of ANJAN, L.L.C.
Status: The projected opening is June 2018.

Hampton Inn & Suites Midtown East
Raleigh
This 152-room hotel is planned to be a part of a mixed-use development, adjacent to a Wegman’s Food Market. Regency Centers Corporation is the master developer and the site is the former Alcatel plant on Wake Forest Road at the beltline. This hotel is being development by a joint venture of Davidson & Jones Hotel Corporation and Summit Hospitality Group. Davidson & Jones Corporation will manage the hotel. Status: Site work is currently underway as of March 2018.

Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Raleigh Downtown
Raleigh
This 259-room, 13-story hotel is planned for 200 W. Davie St. This is a project of CN Hotels Inc. of Greensboro with Godwin Associates PA as the architect.
Status: The projected opening is 2019.

Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
Raleigh
This 10-story and 190-room hotel is planned for 10100 Lumley Rd. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality Group. This hotel will include a parking deck and restaurant. There will be 4,500 sqaure feet of total meeting space between this Hilton and the joined Homewood Suites in this location.
Status: Winwood Hospitality expects to break ground in the fall 2018 with a potential opening in winter 2020.

Holiday Inn Express Downtown
Raleigh
This five-story, 107-room hotel is planned for the north end of downtown Raleigh. This hotel will include meeting rooms, a business center, fitness centers, an indoor pool and a rooftop patio.
Status: The projected opening is Jan. 2020.

Home2 Suites Cary
Cary
This 85-room hotel is planned for 1000 Winstead Dr. This is a project of ANJAN, L.L.C.
Status: The projected opening is June 2018.

Homewood Suites Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
Raleigh
This 112-room hotel is planned for 10100 Lumley Rd. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality Group. There will be 4,500 square feet of total meeting space between this Homewood Suites and the joined Hilton in this location. The projected opening at this time is Nov. 2018. The project is currently in the final planning stage.
Status: Winwood Hospitality expects to break ground in the fall 2018 with a potential opening in winter 2020.

Marriott Autograph Collection
Raleigh
This is a project of Kane Realty Group, included in part of their expansion of the North Hills area.
Status: Projected opening date listed as summer 2020.

Origin | Raleigh
Raleigh
This 126-room boutique hotel will be located between Glenwood South and the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh. This is a project of Schulte Hospitality Group and Thrash Group. This hotel will include a wine and tapas restaurant, juice counter, gym, bike sharing and meeting space.
Status: Projected opening date listed as spring 2019.

Wyndham Garden Hotel
Morrisville
This 84-room Wyndham Garden project will be located at 935 Airport Blvd. near Sorrell Grove Church Road in Morrisville. This is a project of Kirshna Hotel LLC of Wade, N.C.
Status: The project is currently in the final planning stage, waiting on proper permits.

Westin Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Raleigh
This 250-room hotel is planned for 4501 Creedmoor Rd. This is a project of Starwood Hotels.
Status: The projected opening is June 2019.

Westin Raleigh-Durham Aiport/RTP
This is a hotel project of CMC Hotels.
Status: The projected opening is 2019.

*Disclaimer: Hotels in Wake County undergoing renovations, including hotels under new management, will not be listed on our Hotels Under Development page. If you have specific questions about a hotel not listed, please contact Danielle King at dking@visitraleigh.com

 

Proposed Projects

5401 North
Located at the interchange of U.S. 401 and I-540. Mixed use development of 1,200-1,400 homes and apartments, along with 1.6 million square feet of offices, retail, restaurants, movie theater, plaza area for concerts and a 250-room hotel. Project was approved by Raleigh City Council 1/9/07. Contact: Jimmy Barnes, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc., NAI Carolantic, PO Box 1550, Raleigh, N.C. 27602, 919.832.0594, jbarnes@naicarolantic.com.
Status: No action on this project. (5401north.com)

Brier Creek Town Center II
This Master Plan was approved at the 6/5/12 Raleigh City Council meeting. The proposed plan was a request to rezone 38.5 acres to accommodate a mixed-use development consisting of office space, 600 residential housing units, 115,000 square feet of retail space and a possible 300-room hotel. There would also be two parking decks. The project would be a total of 1.63 million square feet. Developer is American Asset Corporation, 3700 Arco Corporation Prkwy, Ste. 350, Charlotte, N.C. 28273, 919.821.2700.

Capital Plaza Hotel
This empty 272-room hotel, located on Capital Blvd. in Raleigh was purchased Dec. 2010 by Bill Brar, FHCC, LLC, 1965 Cedar Creek Rd., Fayetteville, N.C 28312-9543, 910.323.8282. Plans call for the former hotel to be renovated and reopened as a hotel with a pool, spa and a restaurant that will include on-site catering and a sit-down restaurant open to the public. A small, 12-unit motel-type building, another structure on the lot, will be turned into housing for student or international employees. There is potential for another outbuilding to be built to host weddings and other events.
Status: Information updated as of March 2016. No official renovation plans at this time.

Chinatown Proposal, Morrisville
This project is the site of the former Prime Outlets Shopping Mall in Morrisville. The $130-million project, calls for a Chinese grocery, food court with authentic Chinese food, two parking decks, a Five-Star hotel and a Chinese cultural center to be built on-site which will turn the location into an iconic destination. The second phase would include the hotel, parking decks, fitness center and 50,000-square-foot cultural center that would be completed over several years. Developer is Mark Herman, MSH Consultant Group, 960 Corporate Dr., Building 200, Ste. 204, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278, 919.484.9100.
Status: Due to debates between investors, no progress has been made on this project as of Sept. 2015.

Crabtree Village
This Master Plan was approved at the 7/3/12 Raleigh City Council meeting. The boundaries are Crabtree Valley Ave., Blue Ridge Rd. and Homewood Banks Dr. The proposed plan will include 500+ residential apartment/housing units, 15,000-to-60,000-square-feet of retail space includes a restaurant, 250,000 square feet of office space, a parking garage and a 200-room hotel. First part of project would be 293 apartments. Other development (office space, retail space and a hotel) would follow in phases over a three-year period. The land owner is Redus NC Land, LLC, 3563 Philips Highway, Ste. 601E, Jacksonville, Fla. 23058. The developer is Pappas Properties LLC, 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 325, Charlotte, N.C. 28204, 704.716.3900.
Status: Construction began on first part of project July 2013.

Drury Inn & Suites
Located at White Oak Crossing at the corner of Jones Sausage Rd. and U.S. 70 in Garner. Approximately 180-room, seven-story hotel with potential meeting space. Project was announced by Drury Hotels in St. Louis. Contact is Chris Garcia, Regional Manager, Drury Hotels, 678.422.6656, chris.garcia@druryhotels.com.
Status: Garner Town Council reached out to the developer late 2016 encouraging breaking ground soon.

Home2 Suites
Located at the corner of Sumner and Triangle Blvds. near the Macy’s side of the Triangle Town Center mall in Raleigh. Approximately 95-room, five-story hotel with potential meeting space. Contact is Milan Patel of Milkam Hospitality in Wake Forest, milan.patel@milkamhospitality.com.
Status: Project is currently awaiting final plan approval, with hopes for construction to begin by early 2018.

SearStone Community
SearStone is a senior living center in Cary located at High House Rd. and Davis Dr. The community plans include a medical building and a proposed hotel site. The project will also include 125,000 square feet of retail space. Construction of the residential portion of the project is expected to start the end of 2009.
Status: As of 2012 a hotel is still projected to be in the plans for this community.

 

Past Hotel Openings and Room Capacity

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 1998
LaQuinta Inn Crabtree: 134
Studio Plus: 82
Comfort Inn Fuquay-Varina: 62
Suburban Lodge of America: 140
Homewood Suites Crabtree: 137
LaQuinta Inn Cary: 128
Candlewood Suites: 81
BridgeStreet Accommodations:90
Oakwood Corporate Housing: 300
Hilton Garden Inn RDU: 155
Microtel Inn & Suites: 74
Extended Stay America - Cary: 122
Wingate Inn: 85
Homestead Crabtree: 138
Red Roof Inn: 133
Fairfield Inn Airport: 112
Comfort Inn Apex: 68
Total Rooms: 2041
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 1999
AmeriSuites: 128
Residence Inn RDU: 120
Hampton Inn and Suites: 124
Residence Inn Cary: 108
Comfort Suites – Cary: 122
Holiday Inn Express RDU: 116
Sleep Inn of Wake Forest: 80
MainStay Suites: 88
Residence Inn Crabtree: 112
Hampton Inn & Suites: 131
Holiday Inn & Suites: 120
LodgeAmerica (12/17/99): 137
Total Rooms: 1386
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2000
Wingate Inn (Garner): 85
Cameron Park Inn: 4
Country Hearth Inn (Knightdale): 40
Total Rooms: 129
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2001
Towneplace Suites/Cary (opened 2/13): 90
Comfort Suites (opened 6/26): 66
Candlewood Suites (opened 3/1): 122
Staybridge Suites (opened 6/25): 88
Total Rooms: 366
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2002
Holiday Inn Express Apex/Raleigh (opened 2/18): 62
AmeriSuites Hotel RDU (opened 5/24): 94
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (opened 11/8): 94
Comfort Suites ESA (opened 4/26): 82
Total Rooms: 332
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2003
Best Western Inn & Suites (opened 3/03): 75
Total Rooms: 75
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2004
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Raleigh/Durham Airport (opened 11/1): 76
Total Rooms: 76
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2005
Total Rooms: 0
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2006
Knights Inn (opened 4/06): 70
Woodburn Cottage (opened 5/06): 2
Ramada Plaza Hotel (opened 5/06): 202
Total Rooms: 274
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2007
The Umstead Hotel & Spa (opened 1/15/07): 150
Samuel Thomas House Bed & Breakfast Wendell (opened 8/07): 3
Hampton Inn & Suites Brier Creek Corporate Center (opened 8/07): 135
Holiday Inn RDU (opened 10/07): 143
Lions Gate Inn (opened 10/07): 4
Total Rooms: 435
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2008
Raleigh Marriott City Center (opened 7/21/08): 400
Cambria Suites (opened 11/20/08): 103
Raleigh Renaissance Hotel (opened 12/26/08): 229
Total Rooms: 732
 

Hotels Opened in Wake County from January–December 2009
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Northeast (opened 1/7/09): 116
Comfort Inn Raleigh (opened 7/09): 60
Four Points Cary (opened 10/30/09): 129
Four Points RDU (opened 11/5/09): 105
Hotel Sierra (opened 11/16/09): 141
Total Rooms: 551
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2010
Opened:
Holiday Inn Express Raleigh (1/19/10): 108
Value Place Hotel Raleigh-Durham (5/14/10): 113
Embassy Suites Hotel at Brier Creek (6/4/10): 175
Fairfield Inn & Suites Brier Creek (8/12/10): 128
Wingate Raleigh RBC Center (9/30/10): 99
Courtyard Raleigh/Triangle Town Center (11/22/10): 109
Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites Holly Springs (11/30/10): 124
Candlewood Suites Apex/Raleigh (12/16/10): 81
Total Rooms: 937

Closed:
Samuel Thomas House Bed & Breakfast (closed 2010): 3
Days Inn Cary (closed 7/11/10): 125
Wynne Residential Suites (4/10…no longer in business): 346
Adjustment:
Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree reduced from 141 to 125 rooms: 16
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2011
Opened:
Candlewood Suite Wake Forest (6/16/11): 81
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Cary (12/30/11): 132
Total Rooms: 213

Closed:
Crabtree Inn (old Ramada Inn @Crabtree Valley)
(to make way for new hotel in 2012/13)(8/11): 75

Adjustments:
Adjustment to number of units available for Temporary
Living Company (decreased from 130 to 90 units): 90
Adjustment to number of units available for Oakwood
Temporary Housing (decreased from 300 to 70 units): 70
Adjustment to number of units available for
Home Suite Home, Inc. (increased from 75 to 100 units): 100
Adjustment to number of units available for
National Corporate Housing (formerly Equity
Corporate Housing (decreased from 200 to 20 units): 20


Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2012
Opened:
Hyatt Place Raleigh West (LEED Certified) (2/22/12): 132
Value Place Raleigh North (4/6/12): 121
Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Downtown (12/16/12): 126

Closed:
Woodburn Bed & Breakfast Inn (12/31/12): 2
Total Rooms: 377
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2013
Opened:
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley (1/4/13): 135
Hamilton Scot Inn (4/13): 6
Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills (Leed certified) (7/18/13): 137
Total Rooms: 278
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2014
Opened:
Springhill Suites by Marriott Raleigh/Cary (7/18/14): 130

Closed:
Cameron Park Inn (7/14): 4
Velvet Cloak (7/14): 50
Milner Inn (10/14): 50
Total Rooms: 26
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2015
Opened:
Residence Inn/Brier Creek (6/20/15): 128
Courtyard by Marriott/Brier Creek (6/22/15): 128
Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley (8/03/15): 149
Aloft Raleigh (10/27/15) - 135
Total Rooms: 540
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2016
Opened:
Mayton Inn/Cary (2/13/16): 45
Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek (5/24/16): 144

Closed:
Capital Inn (5/14/2016): 58
Total Rooms: 131
 

Hotels Opened/Closed in Wake County from January–December 2017
Opened:
AC Hotel Raleigh (3/20/17): 135
Fairfield Inn Cary (5/11/17): 108
Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown (7/6/17): 176
The StateView Hotel (10/9/17): 164
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Raleigh North/Triangle Town Center (10/23/17): 88
Hyatt House RDU/Brier Creek (12/22/17): 130
Hampton Inn & Suites – Knightdale (12/27/17): 110
Total Rooms: 911